vogt5059 (30) - Michigan, USA - APR 9, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured out of a bottle
Jet black with low carbonation that forms a small ring of light brown bubbles around the edge
Aroma is full of alcohol and oak which reminds you of a great bourbon
Once the nose gets through the bourbon aroma it finds some dark chocolate and a hint of coffee
The first taste matches the nose almost exactly, bourbony boozy and oak on the tip of the tongue with roasty coffee and chocolate bitterness on the finish
Palate is silky smooth with a medium to full mouthfeel. This beer is an excellent example of an imperial stout.
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JoTheO (115) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample from keg @Stockholm beer & whisky festival. Lovely smooth stout with flavours of coffee, chocolate and ripe fruits. Vanilla coming on strong in the aftertaste along with the woody bourbon notes. Liked this a lot. According to the Founder’s guys in the festival stand, production is increasing. Hope they are correct, I missed the latest limited release in Sweden.....
angelkostvo (1156) - CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 30, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black colour, beautiful mocca head. Aroma of coffee, vanilla, bourbon, soy sauce. Taste is medium sweet, light to medium bitter, flavours of bourbon and coffee. Medium to full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. For Alba´s 24th birthday.
meyers1023 (34) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I grab this beer every year, one to have right away and a few to age for months to a few years. I’ll rate a fresh one( I wrote this review in my phone notes when it was released but forgot to submit here). Poured from the bottle almost completely black, thick and with just about a fingers worth of brown head. The nose is all barrel and alcohol before you get coffee and Vanilla. The flavor follows suit for me, the hotness of the alcohol hits first before it gets smoothed out by vanilla and coffee. The feel is thick like syrup but carbonated adding to the appeal of the beer. This is an outstanding stout that I will continue to purchase many of and enjoy!
Douberd (4860) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)) Bottle 355 ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 11.2%
Totally black colour on the body, small but thick dark brown head on top, with average retention.
Arom aof chocolate, vanilla, cold coffee, light liquorice, alcohol.
Nice taste with lots of chocolate, vanilla, fudge, bourbon, oak, light coffee, mocha, alcohol.
Medium thick body with good carbonation.
Sudz4Dayz (28) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 26, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle. Pours black with a thick light mocha head. Smells strong cocoa and coffee roastiness. Unbelievable mouthfeel. Tastes like their breakfast stout but the flavors come through much, much more. Cocoa, vanilla and coffee roastiness. Lovely, lovely beer. Well worth its rating.
stevoj (3944) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 25, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle thanks to Rene. Pours out black and oily, small tan head. Big, bold aroma of coffee and chocolate. Sweet chocolate bar, more coffee, roast grains, bourbon notes and vanilla. This one stands up to its reputation.
rob19a (75) - - SEP 24, 2016
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
20/20 outstanding. Rich chocolate, subtle coffee undertones with the oak/bourbon finish. So well balanced. Delicious. Finest beer I've ever had.
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willisread (2473) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 23, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2016 bottle from Stone in Asagaya. Pours an oily black with a half finger of dark brown foam that dissipates quickly. Tons of cacao nib, roasted coffee and light vanilla in the nose. Some light wood on the palate with more cacao nib, espresso and lightly charred molasses. Light warming finish with some bourbon notes. Fairly dry. Great stuff.
Cam_Dynamite (118) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Stoked to finally try. Strong vanilla and coffee flavours upfront. Finishes with some sweetness and oak. Really well balanced and hides the booze pretty well.
Itzjerm (2296) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - SEP 16, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Truly not as amazing as expected. For the hype get epic BBB. Nose light vanilla. Lots of coffe notes little barrel or bourbon. I am guessingthey arerepeating barrels. Thick on tongue. Good beer but not incredible. Nice lasting head.